Through my window …


By kindergarten children in Boroondara

This book tells stories of lockdown in Boroondara through kindergarten children’s eyes

My mum and dad go to work so I come to kinder every day. They need to look after their patients ‘cause they’re doctors. Lockdown is different at kinder.

Published 2021

36 pages, paperback

ISBN: 978-1-925077-90-2

Through my window was a partnership with Boroondara Library Service and Early Years’ Health and Wellbeing Services.

In mid-September 2020, children who attended kindergarten in Boroondara joined a special online workshop with artist Nikita Hederics, in which they drew their window at home and what they saw through it. The result is a unique view into life in Boroondara during Melbourne’s extended lockdown, through the eyes of children aged 3 to 5 from 8 different kindergartens.

Through my window was a partnership between Boroondara Library Service and Early Years’ Health and Wellbeing Services.

‘During a seemingly endless cycle of lockdowns, restrictions, openings and closures, and socialdistancing, some 18,000 children in Boroondara under the age of nine were there to see it all.Through My Window: Lockdown in Boroondara through kindergarten children’s eyescaptures thethoughts and feelings of local children during Melbourne’s extended stay-at-home measures.Viewing day-to-day life through the eyes of a child – specifically, the children who attendedkindergarten in Boroondara – is most interesting and heart-warming. Many are the children ofparents who continued to work during the pandemic, whether as doctors, nurses, medical staff,ambulance workers, teachers and educators, transport and warehouse workers, cashiers or cleanersto support our community.’ 

Cr Garry Thompson, Mayor of Boroondara